FORT ST. JOHN, B.C – Two local organizations have each received a provincial grant to expand environmental and public safety programs in the community.

The North Peace Justice Society received $18,000 and the Northern Environmental Action Team received $25,500 from Community Gaming Grants, the province announced Tuesday.

“Our government is committed to supporting local organizations involved in a wide variety of activities that contribute to building vibrant, healthy communities,” said Josie OsborneMinister of Municipal Affairs in a release.

“This funding ensures community organizations can continue to provide programming to enhance public safety through emergency programs like search and rescue, and to steward and preserve our ecosystems for generations to come.”

A total of $6.3 million will be split between 132 public safety organizations and 138 environment groups will receive $4.8 million this year.